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Role of an IPS Officer - UPSC

IPS officers or Indian Police service officers represent all India, and their duty is considered all Indian services. Every year thousands and lakhs of students appear in an exam, but some among them pass and the go-ahead for further procedures. And after passing exams, they fulfill their dreams and climb the ladder of success. An IPS officer is chosen out of lakhs who appear in the Union Public Service Commission, Civil Services Examination. Indian Police Service is the backbone on which India's law and order situation rest.



Responsibilities of an IPS Officer

IPS officers have to perform challenging and valuable duties. The IPS works towards protecting the lives of citizens and checking that all laws are implemented on all citizens. They can be allotted that chief officers the state and central police force.

The major duty and responsibility of an IPS officer are that

  • Tackling smuggling.

  • Disaster management.

  • Maintain tracking system.

  • to maintain peace and order.

  • Crime prevention, investigation on time, and detection.

  • The role of an IPS officer is to Implement protection law.

  • Leading and commanding the Indian intelligence agencies.

  • Border policing, Leading and commanding the central forces.

Several IPS officers have been awarded, like Ashok chakra, for their contribution to society.


Salary and Benefits

IPS officers have major and important tasks to solve, and an officer should remain loyal to their duties and responsibilities. According to their responsibilities, they are awarded by huge benefits and a good amount of salary.


The salary of an IPS officer increases as per rank, with a junior officer like a Deputy Superintendent of police earning INR 56000 per month. A Senior Superintendent of police earns INR 78800. Inspector General of police earns approximately INR 1,44,000. At its highest level, a Director-General of police would earn as much as INR 2,25,000 a month. Key benefits include free accommodation, domestic help, official vehicle job security.